The Underwear Suit was an interesting Spider-Man costume in the original Marvel’s Spider-Man. It allowed Peter to swing around with a bag on his head and just his boxers. However, it was not in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and that was on purpose.
According to an interview by IGN with director Byran Intihar, the underwear suit was excluded from Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 on purpose. Intihar explained that the team had to consider the technical challenges of porting the suit from PS4 to PS5 and making it compatible with the new web wings and capes mechanics. Moving suits from the first game to the second game was not a simple process.
“A lot of those are PS4, and then even the ones that showed up in the remaster, they have to be basically PS5-sized or whatever,” Intihar said. “They have to be upgraded. So there’s a work factor to get it in there.”
Each suit needed to be upgraded to work on the PS5 and to be compatible with the new web wings and capes mechanics. The underwear suit was one of the more complex suits to upgrade, and the development team decided that their resources would be better spent on other suits.
The development team also had to prioritize which suits to include in the game. They chose to include suits that were important to the story, suits that were fan favorites, and suits that introduced new abilities or features. The underwear suit did not fall into any of these categories.
Intihar said, “What are the character team excited about making? They put so much time and effort into those suits. I want them to wake up every morning and go, ‘I’m excited to work on this character. I’m excited to work on this suit.’ So we leaned on them as well, because a lot of them are hardcore comic-book fans, and they have their suits.”
The development team wanted to make suits that were both creative and exciting. They felt that the underwear suit was too simple and uninspired and that it didn’t represent the spirit of Spider-Man. Although some fans may be disappointed that the underwear suit isn’t in the game, it is important to remember that the development team has to make choices about what to include. The underwear suit was really just a gag that only warranted one joke.